Alternate Title: Cuidados en Casa para la Gripe Pandémica
"When many people get a disease at the same time, it is called a pandemic. Pandemic flu is caused when many people get sick or infected from a new flu virus. Flu virus is spread through coughing and sneezing by people who have the flu. The flu also spreads when a person touches a surface or an object with the flu virus on it and then touches the eyes, nose or mouth. Flu virus can live for up to 24 hours on a solid surface. The signs of seasonal flu are fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have vomiting and diarrhea. The signs of pandemic flu are the same, but they may be more severe and affect more people. If you or a loved one has signs of pandemic flu, stay home and avoid contact with others." This fact sheet, in both English and Spanish, gives instructions for those caring for themselves or others who are infected with pandemic flu. Sections include a list of supplies needed to prepare for pandemic flu, what to do when caring for a loved one stricken with pandemic flu, and steps to take to prevent spreading the flu virus to others.
2005 Health Information Translations
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